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Building & Construction

Visit the HUD's Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program for more information on manufactured homes.

James Martin with HUD is the point of contact for homeowners experiencing problems with their manufactured homes. 

James Martin, CMB, AMP
Office of Manufactured Housing Programs
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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License Requirements

  • Factory built structures, which include manufactured homes, modular homes, and other modular buildings and structures, are subject to provisions of the State Building Code. 
  • Manufacturers, retailers, and installers of factory built structures must obtain a license through the department. 
  • Modular structure plans must be approved by the department, or a department approved third party agency, before being set.
  • Manufacturers must file a certificate of compliance for each model or model group from the department.
  • Installation certificates must be submitted to the department and seals placed on each structure installed in Iowa.
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Manufactured Installer Testing and Continuing Education

MHCC Installation Guide

Iowa Code for Testing

Continuing Education

Training Courses - Schedule

Licensing & Seal Fees

Fees for licensing, manufacturers, and seal orders.

Payments can be made online by debit/credit card or eCheck/ACH or by mailing a check or money order payable to the "Dept. of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing" or "State of Iowa" and mailed to the Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing
Attn: Factory Built Structures Administration
6200 Park Ave, Ste 100
Des Moines, IA 50321 

Laws & Rules

The Iowa Legislature - Iowa Laws & Rules

Iowa Code encompasses all permanent laws passed by the Iowa legislature and signed by the governor.  Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) contains all administrative rules adopted by State agencies.  When a new law is passed, administrative rules often need to be updated to implement or administer that law.  

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